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Samuel Jepperson scores

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7922

Scope and Contents

Contains band music published within the dates 1904 to 1924, and includes reduced scores and parts. Most of the collection consists of brass band music that had been used by the Provo Band, and owned by Samuel Jepperson who organized the band and conducted it himself for thirty-five years.


  • Publication: 1904-1924


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Samuel Jepperson scores must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Samuel Hans Jepperson (1855-1931) was a highly regarded painter and talented musician.

Born in Denmark, Samuel Hans Jepperson's family came to Utah in the Christian Christiansen Handcart Company after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His artwork focused on the history of Utah and the beauty of nature, creating many astounding landscapes. Because tubes of coloring were unavailable in Provo at the time, Jepperson used nature to paint, making pigments from berries, roots and leaves. Jepperson has painted over one thousand paintings of Utah's pioneer past and its landscape.

Jepperson was also an avid music lover, and fashioned his first musical instrument, a violin, from a cigar box and a thick piece of wood. Later Jepperson organized Utah's first brass band that became known as the Provo band, which he conducted for more than thirty-five years.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Glen Mehr in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Glen Mehr; 1990.


Opera, ballet, and dance music from the early 20th century, (Section IV.a.i.2 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa James; July 2011.

Register of Samuel Jepperson scores
Melissa James
2011 July 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States